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complaining. some people say it doesn't feel like the holiday season. it feels more like spring. take a look at these temperatures. the lie in philadelphi high in a 61 degrees, about 15 degrees above normal. wilmington and millville even warmer, 62. dover 64 degrees. sea isle city 64. areas to the south saw more sunshine. more clouds to the north and west. allentown 58 and reading 59 degrees and this continues the trend of our warm december weather. every single day so far this month has been above average. temperatures averaging seven and a half degrees above normal this month. and that will be shooting up as we head through the weekend. now, satellite6 along with action radar showing why we didn't get to the record highs today. we had the sunshine early but then the clouds rolling in in the afternoon. when we get the peak heating of the day. so, that's why temperatures were 4 degrees shy of the record high but we will be warming up as we head through the weekend. you can see areas to our southwest, atlanta it's 69,
memphis it's 75, dallas it's 76 and the next three days we'll be getting winds out of the southwest pulling up that warmer air. so, if you're heading to the linc tomorrow, 3 o'clock for the army-navy game, we're looking at record temperatures. kickoff temperature 66 degrees. by the fourth quarter 61 degrees with a mixture of clouds and sunshine and i think some records will be broken in some other cities. allentown's record high tomorrow 63 degrees. that likely will fall. wilmington 64. probably a new record high there tomorrow. trenton, atlantic city airport, those records may be beyond roof but i am track reacg warmer air. we'll talk about that in the full accuweather forecast. >> thanks cecily. stay with 6abc.com through the weekend as this record warmth bathes our region. you'll find the latest information from our team of meteorologists and of course stay ahead of what's coming next. >> in other news tonight the daughter of a local police
chief is accused of using offensive slurs and throwing punches in an attack on a gay couple in center city. katherine knox is fighting the charges against her. today in court one of the victims testified. "action news" reporter trish harder man is live outside the courthouse with details on today's testimony. trish. >> reporter: well, rick, day two of testimony in the trial for katherine knox. a bloody shirt was shown on the stand. one of the jurors actually left the courtroom in a hurry after he looked at photos showing the victim's injuries. he later returned though to hear more about the investigation into the beating of a gay couple in center city: 25-year-old katherine knott of southampton is the only one who close to go to trial in this case. her co-defendants kevin harrigan of warrington and philip williams of warminster pleaded guilty and were sentenced to probation and jail time. prosecutors say the three were part of a group involved in the beating of a gay couple on september 11th 2014 in the 1600 block of chancellor
street alleging that knot took part in the beating and used gay slurs while doing it. both victims suffered black eyes. 28-year-old andrew told jurors his face was broken in several places and identified knot as one of the attackers. he testified "girl especially was really intense which i was surprised about. he went ton say his jaw will to be wired shut saying "for eight weeks i ate only broth. i lost about 15 pounds. i was emaciated. witness michelle moore said she saw the fight and stayed until police arrived saying "one was on the ground with blood. i thought he was dead. the other was stumbling around like he was looking for something. defense attorneys pointed out discrepancies having to do with knot's dress chlorinate. moore testified "a woman was punching a man on the ground. she had blond hair. that all i can remember. it looked like she had a whitish and black dress ." the victim previousological testified that knot was wearing a white dress. william brennan is a defense attorney sitting in on the case.
>> the defense seems to be doing a pretty effective job of saying that while she was with the group, she was merely present. >> reporter: now, the judge in this case has issued a gag order meaning that the attorneys and the witnesses are not allowed to speak to the media. the trial is expected to last for about one week. we're live in center city, trish hartman, channel6 "action news." monica. >> thank you, trish. wilmington based dupont is merging with dow chemical to form a company worth $130 billion. the two companies have brought the world products ranging from ziploc bags to teflon. the newly re88ed dow dupont will separate into three companies and they'll focus on agriculture material science and specialty products. the deal is going to involve cutting more than a thousand jobs though. "action news" reporter vernon odom will have details on that coming up in a full report at 6:00. >> there is a delicacy that seems to become very popular this time of year especially if you love ham. in fact it's become a growing
demand for pork roll in the garden state and for one company in trenton that specializes in pork roll, well, business is anything but a boar. sorry. jersey correspondent nora muchanic has the story tonight. >> reporter: things have busy at the case pork roll factory in trenton tucked away in a small building on washington street in chambersberg a staff of 40 cranks out 5 million pounds of pork roll a year. >> seems like recently there it's very popular. people in new jersey are very, very passionate about their pork roll. >> reporter: with clients like wal-mart, costco, shop rite, not to mention lots of delis and diners, case is now adding another slicing line like this to keep up with demand. >> we're going to double this line here so we could actually do double the production. >> reporter: at case's pork volume made with ham trimmings and seasoning, no fillers. it's loaded into bags that look like long tubes then stone a giant smoker that uses hickory ships. >> that's what we're known for
is the hickory flavored smosh pork roll. we do it the old fashioned way. we've been in business since 1870. >> reporter: the production line is expanding because business is expanding. apparently more and more people are finding out about pork roll and they like it. >> my kids love it. >> pork roll and cheese on bread without bred don't matter. >> go out of the trenton area they don't know about it. so, it's basically just around this area, maybe 20, 30-mile area. >> reporter: developed in trenton in the 18 50's this tasty breakfast treat has become so popular there are now two pork roll festivals in the city each year. >> it's just been here forever. people think of pork roll they think of trenton. >> reporter: seventh generation pork roll maker tom hopes to have all the permits he needs in the next month so he can ramp up production to meet the growing demand for pork roll n trenton nora muchanic channel6 "action news." >> well, a big football game at lincoln financial field
tomorrow night, the 116th matchup between the two schools and traditional festivities leading up to the big event are already under way. >> ♪ the cad dents mid slip men were up with the sun this morning outside the philadelphia museum of art doing a little rocky look alike contest that led them up in relay up the famous steps. the huge rivalry has attracted the attention of espn's college game day. the show will broadcast tomorrow morning at 9:00 a.m. from x-finity live in south philadelphia. that's twice this fall. >> that's a great tradition. time for another check of our "action news" traffic report friday night. >> take it live to matt pelman in the "action news" traffic center. t.g.i.f. matt. >> exactly. need to put on the battle gear as you get out this evening to play the game that is the friday evening commute. unpleasant in a couple spots rick and monica like northeast philadelphia where a crash just happened in the eastbound lanes of woodhaven road right by the off ramp fore route 13. this is headed toward 95 and at the moment only some traffic is slowly squeezing by on the shoulder.
so, woodhaven eastbound not where you want to be. i would use street road to get to 95 instead. once you get there if you're trying to head southbound towards that sixers game there's a crash approaching cottman off to the side. speeds from woodhaven down to cottman just around 12 miles per hour. demonstration by city hall. around penn square watch out for congestion especially along broad street. still have a bad crash in souderton this evening blocking off harleysville pike 113. reliance road gets you around that. truck flipped over in newark on 95 northbound past 896. single digit speeds there. you could use route 40 as an alternate but there's also an accident there near people's plaza by the burger king so stay up on kirkwood highway as urinal. kirkwood highway is also your alternate around old capitol trail. westbound lanes blocked because of a gas main break this afternoon. still a crash involving a pedestrian in voorhees along burnt mill road. the burlington bristol bridge is up right now. we really have something for everyone rick and monica. we'll check it again in the next half hour. >> we'll do.
see you then. thank you matt. new class of paramedics ready to serve philadelphia. 32 new medics graduated cadet class today at the fire training academy in northeast philadelphia. among the new grads, greg brown the husbands of 6abc photographer amy. there's amy right there. various awards were given to the cadets including honors for academic excellence physical fitness and spirit. congratulations to all. congratulations to amy. >> absolutely. terrific. much more to come on "action news" at 5:00. it doesn't look easy but this new workout promises big results. ali gorman gives the mega form a try. >> the kindness of strangers will make the christmas holiday very bright for kids in need. the story from trenton coming up. that and much more. cecily is back with the full forecast for your weekend. it will be very nice when "action news" at 5:00 continues. >> and more.
philadelphia's sanctuary city status. the mayor has vowed to roll back an executive order barring law enforcement cooperation between city police and federal immigration and customs enforcement agents but any change could be short lived. mayor elect jim kenney promised to reinstate the policy when he takes office in january. >> on health check tonight a workout some celebrities swear by and now it's come to philadelphia. >> that's right. and it promises to be different than other fitness classes and help make your body leaner. health reporter and registered nurse ali gorman joins us at the big board with the details. >> it was definitely different for me. it's known as a mega former workout. it's different than a pilates reformer class and in shape magazine last year actress sophia vergara says she used it to get ready for her wedding. now a studio is open in philadelphia so i tried it out. >> you can just easily move the resistance up and down. >> stephanie first gives me a run down on the mega former. she's the owner of the new
sculpt fitness studio or sfs in northern liberties. classes there use the mega former n3s. it's a system of moving platforms, springs, handles, straps and cables. stephanie says she took a class using the machine in new york city and wanted to bring it to philadelphia. >> i was never so challenged by a workout in my life. >> the workout was inves indiana vented by a former french body builder. after my quick tutorial the real work began its a 50 minute intense strength training workout. >> so, everything is worked slow and controlled. you're going into slow twitch muscle fibers versus fast twitch muscle fibers isn't she says that helps to tone and lengthen your muscles. >> hugging of the midline to bring you back up. >> and it works the whole body including your thighs obliques backside and upper body. the balance work strengthens your midsection and even throw you're not moving fast, it will get your heart pumping.
theresa low started classes a few weeks ago. >> i love it. i haven't been back to my other gym since i've done my first class here. >> both she and friend stephanie say it looks a lot easier than it is. and you will see results. >> for the first couple times i couldn't even walk or sit down. it totally makes you sore all over the place in a good way. >> if you come two to three times a week in a month you will definitely see some changes in your body. >> now for beginners like i was you should start with their 101 class so you can learn the moves and the machine. the first class is $15. then classes cost between 25 and $30. we have a link with more information on 6abc.com/health check. and the good news for rick, it is not just for ladies. it is for men, too, so i will sign you up. >> i didn't see any men in that video, though. >> didn't get any. >> right exactly. >> you'll be the first. >> trend said. >> right. >> thanks ali. reducing infant mortality
was the topic of this town hall meeting today involving families in camden. health experts kicked offer the camden healthy start program in some neighborhoods. the city does have twice as high an infant mortality rate as rest of the state. the program is sponsored by the new jersey perinatal cooperative. some deserving children will get a real treat from the salvation army this year in trenton. environmental commissioner bob martin and his staff delivered presents for 200 children today. workers are organizing the brightly colored packages and giving them out later with names from their angel tree. this is part of governor chris christie's season of service campaign.
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>> ♪ >> ups is reportedly getting slammed with holiday deliveries and it is affecting their on time delivery rate. according to shipping software developer ups saw a 6 percent drop in deliveries last week compared to the same time last year. the company has reportedly dispatched managers from its headquarters in atlanta to try work on delivery sites across the country and help speed things up. fedex numbers were also reportedly lower than usual. >> well, just in time for the holidays another new outlet store has opened in center city. they cut the ribbon on the new
bloomingdale's outlet this morning here at the shops at liberty place. it's the first time bloomingdale's has come to downtown philadelphia and shoppers say it's about time. >> i like this store. price is right and i like the way it looks in here. >> i love bloomingdale's. i don't get an opportunity to come to them because they're too far and it's great having them right across the street. >> to celebrate the grand opening bloomies will offer special sales. it joins century 21 and nordstrom rack in offering design are brands at discount prices to center city shoppers. from our delaware news room tonight a wilmington neighborhood has a new grocery store. the seven day farmers market opened here on the 3900 block of lancaster pike right where the pathmark used to be. the store actually hired back many of the workers who lost their jobs when the pathmark closed. the manager says in addition to fresh produce and other groceries this store will focus on international and ethnic foods. >> this time of year is best spent with friends and family and that's what folks did at
pennsbury high school today. this is the 18th annual senior citizen holiday dinner. more than 200 seniors were there from centers throughout the area. they joined students for a full nutritious dinner. they also enjoyed entertainment courtesy of some of the very talented kids. >> nice. and still to come can on "action news" at 5:00 tonight another check of that forecast. >> all right. outside sky6 hd showing you a stunning center city skyline. meteorologist cecily tynan with details from accuweather on the next several days when we can come righ come right bac.
>> ♪ >> we couldn't wish for a better holiday greeting than that. students from holy child academy in drexel hill performed at the delaware county government center in media today. they were one of two groups in the spotlight at the event. some talented singers from spring ton lake middle school also took part earlier today. sounds great. >> uh-huh. >> time for accuweather at the "action news" big board. meteorologist cecily tynan here. what great news you have for all of us on the weather front. >> i did find some ice though. >> we'll take that. >> this is the only kind of ice that's fun to be dealing with, the items rink, the river reign at penn's landing.
you can see a lot of folks out enjoying some ice skating on this very mild night. remember yesterday i showed you all the snow two years ago. what a difference even one year ago this time period the 11th through the 13th through the weekend we he were below average. temperatures anywhere from three to 8 degrees below average and we even had a touch of snow looking at today through the weekend temperatures soaring 15 to 23 degrees above average and records will likely fall over the weekend and even on monday. temperatures right now definitely on the mild side with the cloud cover. didn't make the records. philadelphia currently 59 degrees, allentown 51, millville 55, wilmington 58. cape may 54 and trenton 56 degrees. satellite6 along with action radar slowing those clouds did roll in in the afternoon during the peak heating of the day. if you look out across central pennsylvania, there are some breaks in the clouds but more clouds across the midwest. so, this weekend is going to be warm but it won't be
completely bright and sunny. we will have some cloud cover to deal with and tonight mixture of stars and clouds, again some patchy fog developing. look at this low, though. the low 48 degrees in philadelphia. that is warmer than our average high for this time of the year. reading 40, allentown 39, millville 40 and cape may's low down to 48 degrees. so, unusually mild night. if you're heading to the playground tomorrow with the kids, we'll already be about 60 degrees at 11 o'clock. by 3 o'clock, 66 degrees. some breaks of sunshine. a light wind. maybe a sweatshirt for 11 o'clock but they can peel the sweatshirt off by the afternoon with temps in the mid 60's. so, tomorrow near record highs, lots of clouds. philadelphia and wilmington i think we will set new record highs. allentown's record 63. so, we'll be close to that. millville 66. cape may 63. and trenton 64 degrees tomorrow. the problem, though, the air quality. with this inversion, the air can't really mix in the lower
levels so that means if you have asthma, if you have respiratory problems there are going to be a lot of fine particles in the air so good idea to limit outdoor activity. so, the five day forecast showing tomorrow record warmth, 66 degrees. sunday for the eagles game, it gets even warmer. 68 degrees. and monday that cold front, excuse me, will be slow to arrive so that means our high surging up to a record of 70 degrees. that cold front will bring us some rain in the afternoon and evening hours but behind it temperatures still mild in the 60's but there is cooler air on the way later next week. adam will talk about that in the accuweather 7-day forecast. this can't last forever, you know. >> pretty sweet, though. >> yes. >> thank you, cecily. >> thanks cecily. >> much more to come in the next half hour of "action news at 5:00 a philadelphia recycling truck takes down a neighborhood christmas display as residents watch in horror. what the head of the did he mean told "action news" about that. >> also a popular brand of iced tea is being yanked from store shelves because it may be too dangerous to drink.
>> ♪ >> "action news" continues with meteorologist adam joseph, jaime apody, rick williams and mo monica malpass. >> hello again and here's what's happening on "action news" tonight. protests continue in chicago as the family of murdered teen laquan mcdonald speaks out about the fallout for the first time. a patient thief takes his time to steal some christmas clear outside a local business but it was caught on tape. you cannot ask for much better weather to enjoy the holidays from golf to shopping it will be the perfect weekend to be outside and we will show you. >> and now the details relatives of chicago teenager laquan mcdonald described the young man as a jokester who was gentle and loving. the family spoke publically for the first time since dashcam video was release the of the 17-year-old's fatal shooting by a white chicago police officer last year. meanwhile widespread protests continued across the windy city with demonstrators once again calling for mayor rahm
emanuel's resignation. abc's marci gonzalez is live in new york tonight with all the very latest from today in chicago. >> reporter:. >> reporter: yeah, rick, protests and petitions demonstrators say they are determined to bring an end to what they call deep rooted problems within that city. no justice, no peace. >> reporter: marching through chicago their frustration echoing through the streets. >> we demand justice now. >> reporter: again today calling for change and accountability within the chicago police department. >> they do need to do something. they need to be checked. >> reporter: and for mayor rahm emanuel to resign. >> 16 shots and a coverup. >> reporter: the outcry first sparked by the shooting death of 17-year-old laquan mcdonald last year by a white police officer. mcdonald's family coming forward publically for the first time today joining those questioning how the case was handled. saying it took too long for this dashcam video to be released and raising concerns
there more than a year passed before the officer jason van dyk was charged with murder. >> change needs to start from the top down. because what we are feeling in chicago is -- is the real feeling of america in itself and that is injustice towards people of color. >> reporter: following the release of at least two other videos of alleged police miss conductor, this week emanuel apologized and promised systemic changes. >> i take responsibility for what happened because it happened on my watch. >> reporter: but today no forgiveness. a petition now circulating in an effort to unseat emanuel. >> we have communities that are blighted. he has no reform. we're calling for a vote of no confidence for the mayor. >> reporter: and protesters are also calling for the resignation of the cook county states attorney and for the release of video from yet another police-involved shooting. reporting live marci gonzalez channel6 "action news." rick back to you.
>> thank you. closing arguments will likely happen monday in the manslaughter case against a baltimore police officer charged in the death of freddie gray. officer william porter is accused of failing to buckle gray into the back of a police wagon and not calling for a medic when gray requested one. porter who took the stand in his own defense says he didn't see any injuries but told the driver and a supervisor that gray wanted to go to the hospital. five other baltimore police officers are also facing criminal charges. >> in other news philadelphia police are looking for the man who inappropriately touched a young girl in olney. it happened tuesday afternoon about 4:00 p.m. here in the 200 block of widener street. the 11-year-old victim told police a stranger walked up to her reached out and assaulted her. she ran home and called police. if you have any information about this ink decent assault please contact philadelphia police. from our delaware news room this is limousine driver lawrence walls of millsboro. he's accused of trying to lure who he thought was a 15-year-old boy for sex but it
turns out he was really speaking with an undercover officer. the 58-year-old faces several felony charges including attempted indecent assault and statutory sexual assault. also from delaware a pickup truck driver was seriously hurt in this crash along i-495 in minquedale this afternoon. detectives say it started when the driver lost control in the southbound lanes near route 13 and went off the highway. the pickup flipped several times and landed upright in the northbound lanes there as you see. rescuers had to cut the driver from the car and rushed him to christiana medical center. traffic of course suffered backups in that area because of the investigation. >> the search is on for a modern day grinch who stole a christmas tree outside of north philadelphia business. luckily the thief's antics were captured on surveillance video. this is outside the eatable delights catering on the 2300 block of ridge avenue. it was on wednesday night when the suspect casually walked past the tree, each time unhooking it from the wall it was ad attached to that after
a few minutes the tree came loose and the thief dragged it across the street. the owner of the business says he's going to replace it as soon as he can but if you recognize this person, you're asked to contact philadelphia police. >> the chief of operations for the sanitation division of the streets department is apologizing tonight. this after a city recycling truck was captured on camera ripping down a large christmas display on oak drive in northeast philadelphia. josh morell posted a video on our 6abc facebook page. neighbors filed a complaint with the city and supervisors looked at it. >> if you look at the tape it wasn't intentional. it was just a guy trying to collect the trash and the decorations were lower than the -- than the height of the truck. the guys tried to correct the mistake. the only thing was they didn't report it timely to their supervisor. i apologize for that. >> the city says it will reimburse morell for the destroyed display. >> in just a few weeks mayor elect jim kenney will take
office and today his staff and the media had a chance to check out the venue for the inaugural block party. the event will be monday january 4th in the broad street atrium of the pennsylvania convention center. the party will feature local food trucks live music it is a free but invitation only event. the calendar says december 11 but it sure feels more like october out there and this crazy warm weather is going to stick with us through the weekend. temperatures are perfect for an evening outside. having dinner ice skating shopping or whatever you would like to do. "action news" reporter katherine scott live at the christmas village in center city with more. hi, katherine. >> reporter: hi, monica. yeah, the christmas tree is out, the twinkle lights out, it looks like december but it certainly doesn't feel like it here. people are still doing wintry things. they're having hot chocolate but that's because they like hot chocolate not because they're so cold. you can see people are milling around here at the christmas
village. they're sampling wine and looking at some of these booths here. it's feeling a little cooler since we lost the sun but a big difference from last year and this weather has been drawing people outside across the area all day long. >> our play is up significantly from previous years. >> reporter: no snow to ski on but you can work on your golf game. mild temperatures have stretched into december and it's given golfers more time to practice their swing at walnut lane golf club in roxborough. normally the golf course superintendent says they may get 10 people a day. this morning there were 10 people in the first group alone. >> i think this weekend is going to really be rocking and rolling around here. you can see we have all the golf carts out. normally there would only be two or three of that many out here and these things will go out all day today. >> reporter: also out all day are the skaters at dillworth park. a winter scene without the winter weather. temperatures are about 20 degrees higher than your typical december day. the ice is cold but skaters worked up a sweat swirling around rink. >> we were not expecting to
ice skate in 70-degree weather but we're having fun. >> reporter: whipped cream topped a can cup of hot chocolate at the christmas village in love park. people were still buying hot beverages today but water sales were up without the need warm up cold fingers. people milled around the 70 plus vendors at the traditional german market without the cold making them hurry. >> and they stood in line nicer because we're not running from stand to stand to try and get warm. >> i'm going to look around see what we see. get some wine. hot wine that you drink from germany. >> reporter: it's not too warm for the hot wine. >> no, never too warm for the hot wine. >> right, right. [laughter] >> reporter: and back here live at the christmas village where we're starting to see people put on more layers now that it's getting darker but the temperatures are still feeling very pleasant. a very nice evening to be out and about here. there's some live music being played here at the christmas village so an enjoyable
evening. you can check out the christmas village until 8 o'clock tonight and they're expecting a busy day tomorrow. live at love park katherine scott channel6 "action news. >> our record warmth bathes the area and you'll find the latest information from our team of meteorologists stay ahead of what's coming next right there. >> all right. folks trying to get a head start on that warm weekend. matt with a look at the commute home. >> the weather is crazy mild, the traffic is just crazy as you try and head home on this friday night rick and monica. still have this crash on 95 southbound entering the work zone at cottman avenue. it's off to the side but attracting attention so extra heavy from woodhaven down to cottman if you're headed towards the sixers game. we have that demonstration going on by city hall so watch out for congestion around penn square. need to warn you about several things. in port richmond richmond street closed from now until monday evening that construction running long. throughout the day tomorrow lincoln drive is going to shut down just off kelly drive so from 7:00 a.m. to five f.m.
use walnut lane midvale avenue through east falls or the roosevelt boulevard and then tomorrow night at midnight until 6 o'clock sunday morning so a six-hour period the pennsylvania turnpike is closing in bucks county between bensalem and delaware valley. all lanes will be blocked. street road and 13 gets you around it. construction all weekend on 95 south through wilmington, 495 southbound a better bet and in newark this afternoon still have that overturned truck near 896. speeds really slow in both directions through there. but after all that enjoy your weekend rick and monica. >> okay. >> thank you sir. >> thanks matt. much more still to come on "action news" friday night. an important consumer alert for a popular iced tea brandly when i officials are recalling it coming up. >> plus, a local vet school comes to the rescue when the navy football team's mascot falls ill. we'll show you. adam. >> monica our december warmth continues. 61 in philadelphia today but forget the 60's. we're bringing a 70 in that seven-day forecast. we'll talk about the record coming up. >> jeff skversky with sports
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brand of iced tea, the sweet leaf tea company is recalling six different flavors because glass fragments may have contaminated the bottles. so far there have been four complaints but no injuries. that recall affects tea in 16-ounce glass bottles distributed between february 27th and december 6th. customers who bought them can return them to the store for a refund. >> employees of barclay car in wilmington had a chance today to have some fun win some prizes and do some good in the process. the company brought in a luge replica of the classic arcade crane game. employees that those pay it forward had a chance to grab a box containing a gift card. at the end of the event a secret dollar amount was donated to toys for tots on behalf of barclay cars. >> that looks like fun. >> jeff is here with sports. eagles looking forward to sunday show down against the bills and how is it going to get. >> we'll get to that in a second. we'll start tonight with sixers coach brett brown getting a contract extension. despite all the losing they still believe in this guy. sixers they're the worst team
in the nba. they've won only one game but brett brown is not being judged on wins and losses. he's being judged on teaching young talent and that deserves a contract extension. sixers and head coach brett brown agree on a two year deal which has been in the makings for weeks. brown has won only 38 games in three seasons. they believe in brown and he believes in seeing this rebuild through here in philadelphia. >> i feel personally connected to the city. i love the city of philadelphia. it's real. it's blue collar. it wears its heart on its sleeve. it's -- it's difficult at times going through what we all go through. i like raising my family here. i like my son, my little 11-year-old son being on the streets of philadelphia playing playground basketball. >> and the sixers will play tonight against the pistons. brown and company start off at 7:00. football now. lesean mccoy doesn't water main to shake incli shake ship s
hand. nobody is running away with the division. even with a five and seven record the eagles are tied for first heading into sunday's game against the bills. eagles cannot afford to throw away another ball game. >> obviously we would like our record to be much better than it is right now but, you know, given where we are in the season, you know, to be tied for the lead in the division, you know, and to really control our own destiny. >> well, forget if he shakes chip kelly's hand nor not chip needs to be more concerned about how many times they'll hand mccoy the ball. the bills are fighting for a playoff spot, too. >> like i told you before i don't want to make it a me show. to have that type of attitude i have each game, i would be walking off the field, you know. i don't want that. main thing is going in there
winning. >> the flyers are winning. the flyers say things are starting to click. let's hope that continues tonight in texas. they're playing back to back games. tonight it's against the best team in hockey the dallas stars. claude giroux he's been the best flyers player in fact he's been the best player in the league of late. what a move last night over his last 18 days, giroux leads the nhl in scoring. another pretty look at that goal last night to help them in saint louis to get a win for the first time in a decade and that goal is big blur for g. >> nice goal. i mean, to be honest i don't really remember what happened but we're up two-one there and we got that third goal so it's pretty happy. >> $525,000. that money can buy you a lot of nice things these days, a beautiful home, maybe even a yacht or a baseball card. yeah, believe it or not someone shelled out $525,000 for mickey mantle's 1952 tops
rookie card the lie evident anyone has ever paid for the yankees legend's rookie card. the person who bought it was hannon muss. perhaps one of you two. >> not me. >> i would put it on layaway if i could. >> three dollars here, five dollars there. >> it's not boscov's. >> thank you. >> tomorrow the linc will fill up with fans clearing on the army-navy team. navy's mascot almost didn't make it to the game after a medical emergency. luckily vets from the university of pennsylvania were there to help. this is bill number 36 to be exact. last month he was struggling to breathe. his handlers did rush him to the university of pennsylvania's new bolten send in kennett square. turned out he probably ate a plant that he shouldn't have. >> the plant there we suspected in bill was azaleas which contain a toxin there can can cause gastrointestinal upset. >> after treatment bill the goat was good to go. he'll be feeling a lot better
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>> just had to say it. >> all right, i'll do it, okay. >> as we take a look at double scan live radar, we are going to deal with record warmth this weekend and i tell you, i'm already planning on running outside this weekend shorts, maybe tank top, maybe flip-flops, maybe after the run. double scan not showing all that much out there presently right now. we had a decent amount of cluck. despite the clouds we had during the afternoon we still hit 61 degrees in philadelphia. the second day of 60 or above. 15 degrees above floral today n. feeling spring like out there in the middle of december. it is still 59 philadelphia, 55 in millville, dover sun partsouthern parts of cape may county, 60 degrees. we he would have easily tied a record today if the clouds didn't move in at the exactly
wrong time this afternoon. as you can see we're clearing out right now but to the west notice all of the cloud cover, the tennessee valley, the ohio valley, the northern plains all this is pushing in from the west so it's not going to be a bright sunny weekend. we're going to deal with a lot of high clouds but even with there cloud cover, we're still expecting record warmth. stars and clouds tonight, some patchy fog developing by morning, 39 in the suburbs, 49 degrees for center city for the overnight low. and high pressure is building right off of the carolinas and this is very typical of a summer high. a bermuda high with the winds pumping in clockwise around that particular weather feature and that pulls in all of the warmth with the warm front to the north so records likely and many locations in the eastern half of the country with temperatures 15 to 30 degrees above average. in fact the record tomorrow 65 set back in 1931. we're going for 66 so breaking that. the old record 65 on sunday easily breaking that at 68 degrees and that was set
back in 1923. and as we take a look at the eagles forecast, shorts, short sleeves at 1 o'clock, kickoff 65 and 67 by the fourth quarter. the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, again those records over the weekend. in fact, if you take a look at how rare this is or how above normal we're going to be on sunday, it's 23 degrees above normal. the normal is 45. if we were to have the same air mass in place over the fourth of july weekend, the normal is 87, it would be forecasted high of 110 degrees. that's how high above normal we're going to be and the record on monday which should fall was set back in 1881 and then we're still very balmy even though it cools down tuesday and wednesday still in the 60's and finally a touch of winter feeling coming in by friday with a high temperature of 49 with a few showers, guys. >> thank you. >> those flip-flops feel good already. thank you adam. quick break.
>> some delaware firefighters had a different type of rescue this morning. things turned out per peck after a kitty cat got caught in a storm drain. the kitty wandered away from its home in elsmere and ended up in the drain. her owner found her stuck and scared so he she ran to a nearby fire department for help. the men were able to lift the grate off the drain and return the kitty to her grateful owner. fortunately it was a clear dry morning. if there had been a consistent rainfall well this could have been a real catastrophe. >> we're glad you're all right darling. right now -- not you the cat. right now jim gardner and the "action news" team standing by with these stories. two women face arson charges for a blaze in south jersey. details on a family feud involved ahead. also dow and dupont the two largest chemical companies plan to merge. what it means for jobs in the delaware valley. >> and army and navy set to square off this weekend. keel take you to the events surrounding the big game here in philadelphia. that and much more coming up
>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with ducis rodgers, meteorologist cecily tynan and jim gardner. >> friday night accuweather is tracking a record breaking weekend ahead and the school reform commission offers philadelphia school superintendent william hite a contract extension. but the big story on "action news" tonight is the charge of aggravated arson in that fire last night in gloucester county.
the blaze erupted at 8:30 on lafayette court in washington township. tonight police say 32-year-old lynette mcguire and her cousin set fire to the house with mcguire's children and parents inside. "action news" reporter wendy salts plan is live at the fire scene. wendy, the charges indicate this is one horrific family crisis. >> reporter: and, jim, prosecutors spoke exclusively with "action news" telling us that they believe this fire was a ruse to get the four children out of the home so that the mother could snatch them. they also told us that there were allegations of abuse and that's the reason that those children were removed from their parents' care. this blaze destroyed much of a washington township home last night is now being blamed on the owner's daughter lynette mcguire and cousin denise coyle. prosecutors tell us what they believe was her motive for sparking the fire while her parents and four children were